The Residence at Singapore Recreation Club, as the name suggests is a small accommodation wing on the top floor of the Singapore Recreation Club.
The club is located within walking distance to Suntec and Marina Square Shopping Centers and is situated just behind the city skyline and Marina Bay. Although it’s only a couple of floors up the views can be nice from the rooms.
The room was typical for a hotel room with a rustic feel. Strangely there were a few steps from the front door and bathroom down into the main room area. The bathroom was modern with all the mod-cons you’d expect from a premium hotel.
The room features all the conveniences you’d find in a normal hotel room such as TV, minibar and air conditioning. Of all the hotels I stayed in during my week long romp around Singapore/Malaysia the bed at T.R.S.R.C. was the most comfortable by far.
There is a room service offering during respectable hours with a decent menu supplied by the club’s kitchen downstairs. After 10pm but your options are over. The reception staff have hampers with snacks but they were a bit pricey for some chips and nuts etc.
As I said earlier, the location is one of the best features with shops only minutes away and the SMRT station close by too.
I did have some trouble with the taxi from the airport as the driver had never heard of The Residence component of the club and was reluctant to believe I was staying there.
There was a list of rules printed inside the room and one was not allowing any non-guests into the room and no outside food so a bit rough. I also neglected to try out any of the club facilities as strict dress codes were required in most other areas of the club.
The included breakfast is in the basement restaurant by the pool and was a small buffet of western style foods (toast, cereal etc) and you have to order your eggs and sausages on arrival which are cooked and delivered to your table.
There is included wifi and it was quite fast so thumbs up after the slow internet in Malaysia.
Power outlets were primarily Singaporean so a travel adapter was required to charge my laptop.
I’ve borrowed a couple of photos from the website just to give you an idea but you can find more over at www.theresidencesingapore.com
My rating is based on the price being quite high for the type of accommodation and the lack of 24/7 room service or vending machines. Extra points are awarded based on the location to shopping centers, Marina Bay and the SMRT line.
My Rating: 5/10